Neighborhood: SoHo
Address: 204 Varick St.

S.O.B.'s will always be one of the most legendary venues for artists on the rise in New York City. Most nights, it’s a Brazilian restaurant and on weekends, there’s the always fun Bossa Nova Brunch, but let’s be real: S.O.B.'s won’t be remembered for its cuisine. Most of your favorite rappers had their first major showcase at the South Village spot. Hot 97 still puts on monthly showcases at the venue, while everyone from Drake to Kanye West and more have once graced the stage on the come up. A little under a year ago, four patrons were shot inside the club when DMV/MMG’s Fat Trel was set to perform. It affected the general perception of the club, and its security, but over the past few months, S.O.B.'s has truly attempted to rebuild its reputation as one of the most important venues in the city. — Lauren Nostro